Long Beach, CA
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File #: 20-1037    Version: 1 Name: DS/DHHS - Project Homekey
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 10/1/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/20/2020 Final action: 10/20/2020
Title: Recommendation to adopt resolution to accept and expend grant funding from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), in an amount not to exceed $36,000,000; and Authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all necessary documents and any subsequent amendments, including amending the terms, or changing the amount of the award, with HCD relating to the grant application and award to the Long Beach Development Services and Health and Human Services Departments, for acquisition and operation of an existing hotel and conversion into interim housing options for persons experiencing homelessness. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Development Services, Health and Human Services
Attachments: 1. 102020-R-11sr&att.pdf, 2. RES-20-0136.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to adopt resolution to accept and expend grant funding from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), in an amount not to exceed $36,000,000; and

Authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all necessary documents and any subsequent amendments, including amending the terms, or changing the amount of the award, with HCD relating to the grant application and award to the Long Beach Development Services and Health and Human Services Departments, for acquisition and operation of an existing hotel and conversion into interim housing options for persons experiencing homelessness. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
On July 16, 2020, the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) released a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for approximately $600 million in grants as part of the Homekey Program (Homekey). The program is a statewide effort to rapidly sustain and expand housing for persons experiencing homelessness and impacted by COVID-19 by partnering with local entities to acquire and rehabilitate a variety of housing types, including, but not limited to, hotels, motels, vacant apartment buildings, and residential care facilities.

Eligible grant activities include, but are not limited to, acquisition or rehabilitation of motels, hotels, or hostels, master leasing of properties, acquisition of other sites and assets, as well as other limited activities in support of housing for those experiencing homelessness.

Specifically, projects include nonresidential structures with a certificate of occupancy such as a motel, hotel, or hostel; adult residential facilities, residential care facilities for the elderly, manufactured housing, and other buildings with existing residential uses; multifamily rental housing projects; and, other structures. The City’s focus is on using motel structures for conversion into interim housing for people experiencing homelessness.

Of the $600 million in Homekey gra...

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